UK Chamber of Shipping statement on the death of Bob Crow

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The UK Chamber of Shipping has responded to the breaking news that Bob Crow, leader of the RMT, has died.

Guy Platten, the Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping has said:

“Bob Crow was a passionate supporter and defender of UK seafarers, and working people from across maritime services.

“He was outspoken and passionate in public, but also considered and articulate behind closed doors.

“At his core, he was a man who cared. He believed in his members, and he fought for them every single day.

“The UK Chamber of Shipping worked closely with Mr Bob Crow on a range of issues, and we have recently been campaigning together to improve opportunities for young people across the country.

“Of course, the whole UK shipping sector would wish to express its deepest sympathies to Mr Crow’s family and loved ones”.